CARLISLE, PA - With the 40th Anniversary season of Carlisle Events underway and attentions turning towards its second longest running event, Spring Carlisle, the Carlisle staff is proud to announce the return of the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow to Spring Carlisle and the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. With this year's event running April 23-27, the engine challenge supported by the HROT will be onsite for the fourth time since its debut at the Carlisle GM Nationals in 2011. This will also mark the third time that the HROT have been part of Spring Carlisle.
As part of Spring weekend, the competition showcases local and regional high school students as they tear down and rebuild a Chevy small block engine. The competition not only fosters team building in young people, it also affords the participants a chance to earn scholarship money for use at select institutes of higher education. In addition, the team building exercise allows the participants to highlight their abilities in front of an audience hungry for all things automotive.
Spring Carlisle, over the course of its five-day run, draws nearly 100,000 enthusiasts to the Carlisle Fairgrounds. This total includes guests and vendors who trek to America's Automotive Hometown from all parts of the world. While those onsite might be from far away, in most cases, the HROT participants are not. Teams committed hail from the mid-Atlantic region, though a complete competition list isn't final until the week of competition. To date, the Burton Center for Arts & Technology (Salem, Virginia) and York County Vo-Tech (York, Pennsylvania) have committed to attend. Other Pennsylvania and Virginia schools have expressed interest, but have yet to commit for the showcase at Spring Carlisle.
Since 2008, the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow has been working with young enthusiasts. The purpose of the company varies. First and foremost, HROT works to develop today's youth for the race and performance industry. HROT also gives students the opportunity to display their talents and knowledge gained during classroom sessions and workshops. It also provides opportunities for students to build and develop teamwork, demonstrate their skills, enthusiasm and showcase their ingenuity. Instructors are also able to grow enthusiasm in their school auto tech programs and promote the auto industry to the general public in a new and exciting way.
Students not only earn scholarship money, select teams will advance to compete in a championship round. This year, a dual championship will take place. One event will be held in early November as part of the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas, while another takes place in December during the PRI event in Indianapolis.
Complete details on the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow as well as additional information on Spring Carlisle can be found on www.CarlisleEvents.com.